MAFS: Shawniece and Jepthe’s marriage is on the rocks

Shawniece and Jephte sit with their hands folded on the couch
Shawniece and Jephte give a life update. Pic credit: Lifetime

Shawniece and Jephte are the only Married at First Sight Season 6 couple to still be married to this day. However, the latest episode of Married at First Sight: Couples’ Cam revealed that Shawniece and Jephte’s marriage may be in trouble. 

Both Jephte and Shawniece are proud parents and absolutely adore their little girl, but they’ve been having trouble seeing eye to eye on what steps they should take next for their family regarding children. 

Jephte wants Shawniece to commit to a big family

Recently, Jephte and Shawniece got into a major argument and questioned their compatibility due to Jephte wanting to have a big family with four kids and Shawniece wanting to move at a slower pace. 

Jephte found it concerning that the two couldn’t agree about the way they want to expand their family. He expressed wishing that he would have known sooner that Shawniece wanted to have one kid at a time rather than commit to having four kids right away. 

Shawniece explained that she is not against having four kids with Jephte, she just would prefer to not be locked into that decision.

Jephte asked Shawniece if she’s happy and Shawniece gave her honest answer that she’s unhappy with the lack of quality time she gets with Jephte. She also confessed that she doesn’t want to just cook, clean, and chase their daughter around all day. 

Shawniece expressed feeling hurt that Jephte seems to make more time for his coworkers than his own wife. Jephte responded saying that they can try and be more intentional about setting aside time for just the two of them, and he got irritated that Shawniece was making this issue a “big deal.” 

The argument got more heated as Shawniece told Jephte she makes a big deal out of things because that’s the only way he ever pays any attention, and she told her husband that he needs to start making her more of a priority. 

Jephte was visibly irritated by this comment and voiced that the two are just very different people and not on the same page. Shawniece felt their differences is the exact reason why he has so much trouble seeing things from her perspective. 

Jephte confessed that ever since they spoke about expanding their family the couple has been off. He wondered if he and his wife are actually good for each other, allegedly bringing up divorce as an option. 

Jephte and Shawniece may have resolved their issues

While their televised argument didn’t receive much closure, the good news is their social media posts suggest that they have overcome this major hurdle.

Shawniece recently posted a photo of Jephte and Laura and wished Jephte a happy Father’s Day, referring to Jephte as her love, suggesting the two have reconciled. 

It was clear from the moment they met at the altar on their wedding day that Shawniece and Jephte were different from one another, with Jephte being more introverted and reserved and Shawniece being more outgoing and bold, even going so far as giving her brand new husband a lap dance during their wedding reception.

Despite all their differences and disagreements, the two managed to find the ways in which they were compatible and over time, the couple fell in love and later welcomed their adorable daughter Laura into their family. 

Shawniece and Jepthe are considered to be one of the most real and vulnerable couples from the franchise and their revealing fight further proved that they go through ups and downs just like many married couples.

They’ve overcome plenty of differences before and hopefully this will be yet another obstacle they can look back on in the future together.

Married at First Sight: Couples’ Cam airs on Wednesdays at 8/7c on Lifetime.

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